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Although architecture is the fastest-growing profession in America, its private context remains shrouded in myth. In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design. The result is a new portrait of the profession that sheds light on what it means to become an architect, how design problems are construed and resolved, how clients and architects negotiate, and how design excellence is achieved. Dana Cuff has taught as a social scientist among architects and as an architect among social scientists. Her participant/observer studies for this book, carried out over the past decade, involved more than 200 individuals representing 80 different firms. She is Associate Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of Southern California.

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In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design.

Synopsis:

Although architecture is the fastest-growing profession in America, its private context remains shrouded in myth. In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design. The result is a new portrait of the profession that sheds light on what it means to become an architect, how design problems are construed and resolved, how clients and architects negotiate, and how design excellence is achieved.Dana Cuff has taught as a social scientist among architects and as an architect among social scientists. Her participant/observer studies for this book, carried out over the past decade, involved more than 200 individuals representing 80 different firms. She is Associate Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of Southern California.

About the Author

Dana Cuff is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a principal of the consulting firm Community Design Associates.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262531122
Author:
Cuff, Dana
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Architecture
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
71
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.7 x 6.8 x 0.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design.
"Synopsis" by , Although architecture is the fastest-growing profession in America, its private context remains shrouded in myth. In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday work world to uncover an intricate social art of design. The result is a new portrait of the profession that sheds light on what it means to become an architect, how design problems are construed and resolved, how clients and architects negotiate, and how design excellence is achieved.Dana Cuff has taught as a social scientist among architects and as an architect among social scientists. Her participant/observer studies for this book, carried out over the past decade, involved more than 200 individuals representing 80 different firms. She is Associate Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of Southern California.
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